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Old 01-03-2017, 03:20 AM   #351
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Didn't know you even had this going Ray. Will follow. Love the information on Montana. Wyoming and Deadwood games. I still do not play all that much any more but on the rare occasion it is nice to know what the options. All in all pretty slim pickin's for a guy who prefers Low end limits games for the fun of it.

Well, I'll fill you all in in my pass through the region. The Hilton in Missoula had a nice room and nice staff, but I passed through in the daytime and their game didn't start until evening. The game was 4/8 omaha that switched to 1/2 plo late at night, sounded fun. So I travelled on to Butte, but unfortunately the lucky lils was dead on Tuesday night and the host said they hadn't had a Tuesday night game in weeks. I then hit Cadillac Jacks in deadwood and played their big 5-10-300 Wednesday night game. Loved playing there, but ran terrible. After my big loss I drove all the way back to Billings, where they had a 2-5 PLO8 game that started up on Thursday morning and would supposedly run until the wee hours, but I left in the evening with a nice profit. Nice people there. And a guy from Wyoming filled me in on some games in Wyoming. Apparently the game on Friday nights is at the Rainbow in Sheridan. On Tuesdays and Thursdays they play in Gillete, and on Monday nights they play in Buffalo. He said the games were good, so maybe somebody wants to check that out.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:25 AM   #352
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thanks for that. yea nowadays not many places have daily games that are worth much. you have to travel all over to hit certain days of the week or events for the good games.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:38 AM   #353
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Where did you play in Billings?

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Old 01-03-2017, 05:00 PM   #354
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fish, i heard the billings games have picked up a little. but with the holidays most games slow down. kalispell certainly has.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:34 AM   #355
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I played at the Gold Dust in Billings. They had 1-2 PLO8 on Wednesday night and 2-5 PLO8 all day/night on Thursday. Thursday is their big night from what I understood. The game was decent in the day was supposedly usually greag late at night. Clearly PLO8 is the local game, which was odd but fun. There was also 2-6 limit.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:20 AM   #356
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plo8 is kicking aground a little. there and kalispell. seems the action players like it and so does the house as the pots hit the rake cap every hand.
problem is you lose most of your skills as you have to show the best hand each pot.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:35 PM   #357
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last two poker tournaments i played in i tried the fast accumulate chips routine. in other words get some chips or go home and not dilly around.
it didnt work in either one and i went home early. but in fast raising blind games it is a good way to go as you get in short position soon anyway and it is a big edge to have chips at that point when others have to play push or fold. and some call and get no value.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:35 PM   #358
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it probably isnt good to feed wildlife, but when its really cold i do put out something for them. it does help them get through the bad stretches. especially birds as they burn so much energy off and need food every day. some eat their weight in food every day.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:26 AM   #359
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one thing i enjoy is looking at various cams all over the country and even around the world. you can see in real time what is happening in all sorts of strange or familiar places.

works good for planning a trip before you go.
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:51 PM   #360
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one thing i enjoy is looking at various cams all over the country and even around the world. you can see in real time what is happening in all sorts of strange or familiar places.

works good for planning a trip before you go.
I like to do this, too. In fact, Zeno had me monitoring the Spitsbergen cam. I was sure that one day I would see a troop of polar bears passing by. I had to give it up when the disappointment be came difficult to bear.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:23 PM   #361
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I like to do this, too. In fact, Zeno had me monitoring the Spitsbergen cam. I was sure that one day I would see a troop of polar bears passing by. I had to give it up when the disappointment be came difficult to bear.
I remember doing that. It was years ago. Glad it produced a positive effect, at least for awhile.

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Old 01-20-2017, 03:12 AM   #362
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the spot for the polar bears is in chruchhill. they congregate there and eat food at the dumps. its a big tourist thing. the ice is going away and getting too warm so they figure not to many decades there wont be any polar bears.
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:29 PM   #363
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i did get lucky and knocked in a small two table tournament yesterday. i do realize that whenever you win anything some amount of luck is involved unless it is a 100% skill game. which poker isnt .
what always helps is when one or two times you get a big pot gift from someone that shouldnt have gone so far but never realized that.
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:35 AM   #364
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been losing quickly in the small tournaments lately. i keep getting knocked out real early but with decent hands in good spots. i am trying to accumulate chips early to stay ahead of the fast rising blinds. still i attribute it mostly to bad breaks and some of too much pushing in hands that i could have played slower.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:43 AM   #365
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made it to the bubble and as usual i didnt agree to pay the bubble as i prefer to have a bubble to use to my advantage. so i got broke on it and the table was very happy about that.
perhaps i could have not played the hand but decided to pick a spot.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:47 AM   #366
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after getting 5 feet of snow in one storm not to far from me in montana they are getting it worked out. this has been a strange year for lots of places but not too many giant casualties happened that were abnormal.
it will be interesting to see how the animals fared with the big cold and wet winter.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:23 AM   #367
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slid into an easy third without getting any good hands at all in the game. just managed to pick up some pots along the way without anything to speak of.
then got broke with being a small favorite and would have got to chop it for first and second if i won that.
shows how play over cards is the key.
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